Alqueva Camping

ALENQUER

So much to see around!

Alenquer is on the slopes of the basin of the Tagus River, across the Alenquer river strategically situated about 30km north of Lisbon. A major cross road nearby Lisbon. It is part of the pilgrimages roads of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the Templar’s castles, the Holy Spirit processions, Malaposta (horse communications of the XIX century, and Fátima Christian cathedral.

The local museum hosts collections of the Neolithic, Arabian and roman eras, The Village was an important military and religious center during the Middle Ages since its conquest from the Moors by Afonso Henriques (Convent of St. Francis and Castle) and Queens  residence (Dona Isabel and Dona Leonor). Alenquer county was also the fatherland of the fifteenth century navigator Pero of Alenquer, and have been inhabited by the national poet Luis de Camões and the birthplace of the Damian de Goes friend of Erasmus.

Alenquer has easy access
This destination is served by the centrality of excellent motorways: A1, A8, A5, CREL, A10 and new Tagus Bridges, as it is the epicenter of the axes crossing the north / south and east / west, just 30km north of Lisbon International Airport. It is also deserved by the train Lisbon / Carregado station (30 minutes) and a has good taxi service. From Vila Franca de Xira, 10Km south of Alenquer, and its marina, or from the river port of Valada Ribatejo, it is possible to enjoy the river boat trips along the Tagus River, or try fishing opportunities. The road networks provide excellent sightseeing within a radius of an hour’s drive from the surf beaches of the Atlantic coast (Peniche and Ericeira) to the most cosmopolitan of the Costa de Lisbon (Cascais Estoril), and Montejunto Mountain with superb views.

The surroundings of Alenquer Camping and within a 3Km walk includes the village of Porto da Luz, where there are well known farms and wineries as Pancas and Sete Encostas, a starting point for the Red Wine Road, and the Alenquer Village visit with the its museum, the walls of the medieval castle, and the convent of St. Francis.

On the outskirts of Alenquer, within a radius of 80km, include some more significant points of interest (POI) such as:
- monasteries and convents like Alcobaça and Batalha;
- route of the churches;
- windmills Route;
- castle of Óbidos, Tomar and also Santarém;
- the local Gateway and Shop of the Wine Route;
- natural landscapes in Caldas da Rainha, Battlefield of Torres;
- Ribatejo popular food restaurants;
- garden of Peace (Buddha Eden Garden) in Bombarral;
- supplies in the local markets and supermarkets;
- multiple fairs, festivals and events to check at the tourism Office…

All these services within a range of 30Km